When we think of characters in Aladdin, one character stands out as the cheerful, fun, father figure. That character is the Sultan.
Now who could possibly fill that roll? Well Disney decided to cast Navid Negahban. Now Negahban is mainly known from his appearances on Homeland and American Sniper. These roles are different than the Sultan, but Negahban is not just an action star. He has featured in some comedies such as Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero. So although not a primarlly light hearted actor, he does have some experience.
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